10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, April 1

Mar 31 2017, 7:30 pm

The weekend is finally here, and we’re ready to party! From an epic pillow fight to Grouse Mountain’s 90th Anniversary, there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, April 1.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Grouse Mountain 90th Anniversary Celebration


Image: Grouse Mountain

  • What: To celebrate Grouse Mountain’s 90th winter season, the resort is hosting a Anniversary Celebration for all residents this Saturday. The event will have a variety of special activities including a retro parade, live music, an outdoor BBQ, and the 2017 Slush Cup.
  • When: April 1 from 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, up to $61, prices vary

2017 Vancouver Pillow Fight!

  • What: A pillow fight of epic proportions. Flashmob Vancouver will be hosting the event to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day 2017. Bring your best pillows down to the Vancouver Art Gallery and get ready to fight it out. 
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery on the side near Robson and Howe Streets, Vancouver
  • When: April 1 from 3 to 3:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

Game of Thrones Live Concert 2017

  • What: Based on the smash hit HBO series, Game of Thrones‘ composer Ramin Djwadi will take fans on a musical journey across the Seven Kingdoms. Featuring a full orchestra, choir and solo performances, the immersive experience will also use state-of-the-art audio visual technology to showcase footage from the show as well as all new visuals created just for the tour.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: April 1 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, starting at $99.86

Whitecaps FC vs. LA Galaxy

  • What: Major League Soccer takes over BC Place when Los Angeles faces off with Vancouver.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • When: April 1 at 7 pm
  • Tickets:Online, $30-$150

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival – Port Moody

  • What: In addition to nearly a couple dozen food trucks at each location, the FVFTF includes live entertainment and lots of vendors to check out.
  • Where: Inlet Park – Murray Street, Port Moody (please park at Moody Station Parking Lot at West Coast Express)
  • When: April 1 from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Admission: Free

Capture Photography Festival


Image: Capture Photography Festival / Facebook

  • What: The annual Capture Photography Festival celebrates and promotes photography and lens-based art throughout Metro Vancouver with nearly 100 exhibitions, public art projects, and educational activities. The Festival promotes awareness of Vancouver’s unique history of photo-conceptualism, inspires community engagement, and creates platforms for showcasing new practices from local, international, and emerging artists.
  • Where: Venues all over Vancouver
  • When: April 1 to 28

Starlit Citadel Grand Opening

  • What: Starlit Citadel celebrates it’s brand new retail location with a day of games and prizes. Board Games, Dice, T-Shirts, Figurines, Mugs, Plushies and all kinds of things to fulfill your tabletop and geeky needs.
  • Where: Starlit Citadel – 187 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: April 1 from 10 am to 9 pm
  • Admission: Free

False-o-Ween 10: Trouble in Toontown

  • What: SHAH and TURU transform 560 into two loony floors of music, with nine toony zones to explore, play and get lost in. Stage performance by Subscura, aerial performance by M.Cat, and 12 DJs.
  • Where: 560 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 1 from 9 pm to 3 am
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Sister Shop: Charity Clothing and Craft Market

  • What: Sister Shop is a community-based clothing and craft sale with proceeds going towards WAVAW-Rape Crisis Centre. In addition to racks of vintage clothing to sift through, the event will also feature local DJs, handmade craftsmen goods, tasty drinks, a feminist merchandise table and more!
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 1 from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: $2 suggested donation

Angels in America: The Next Millennium – Panel Discussion

  • What: A special panel discussion on Angels in America and how Tony Kushner’s masterpiece still resonates within the LGBTQ community and beyond. Panelists will include Dave Deveau, Spencer Chandra Herbert, Veena Sood, Colin Thomas, and more. There will be moderated-curated questions directed to the panelists as well as an opportunity to ask questions from the audience.
  • Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2760 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 1 from 10 am to noon
  • Tickets:Online, Free
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